Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Hallowed Scarecrow: The Story of a Straw Man in a Pumpkin Patch

If you see a scarecrow on the corner of your fence, 
Stop and say hello and try not to have pretense.
The Hallowed Scarecrow could be a person, 
And if you ignore him it will surely worsen
His straw body and his fragile feeble frame.
Much better if you would give him his own name.
He isn’t just a decoy or a plastic mannequin.
Not ever saying hello will leave him panicking.
He needs some new clothes and a house over his head.
He needs his own pillow and his own special bed.
Birds already hate him when they could have been friends. 
He was told to scare strangers, and it left him at wit’s ends. 
The pumpkins and the horses in the fields are irate, 
But they can’t do a thing to stop the human hate. 
Be the first one to think a thought that’s clever.  
You are the one who can change his life forever. 

Copyright 2019 Jennifer Waters